8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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West Memphis
— Few hours
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Little Rock
— 3 nights
3
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
4
Bentonville
— 2 nights

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West Memphis

West Memphis
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 20th (Sat), try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the West Memphis road trip planning site.

New York City to West Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July in West Memphis, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos · Fun & Games

3
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Visit Old State House Museum and Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Pinnacle Mountain State Park and Heifer Village (Heifer International). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Arkansas River Trail, admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum & Store.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Little Rock holiday planner.

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Little Rock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
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Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum ©
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park

2
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Ouachita National Forest, make a trip to Arkansas Walk of Fame, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Promenade.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs online attractions planner.

You can drive from Little Rock to Hot Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bentonville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Ouachita National Forest ©
Ouachita National Forest
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade

2
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Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then explore the world behind art at 21c Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, engage your brain at Scott Family Amazeum, and then walk around Bentonville Town Square.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bentonville online attractions planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Bentonville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hot Springs in July: highs in Bentonville hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art ©
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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